Bank of Montreal

BMO’s Johannson plans digital upgrades to boost lagging returns


Canada’s fourth-largest bank is pressing ahead with big technology investments to cut costs and try to generate more revenue from existing customers, said Erminia Johannson, BMO’s head of personal and business banking for the U.S. and Canada.


Fifth Third shuffles executive lineup after CFO joins BMO


Fifth Third Bancorp. promoted Chief Risk Officer Jamie Leonard to succeed Tayfun Tuzun, who will become chief financial officer of BMO Financial Group on Jan. 1. Both companies made other executive moves at the same time.


Bank of Montreal CEO fights skeptics who see business loan woes


Bank of Montreal's top executive says it's a "myth" that his company's commercial lending business is taking big risks and argues the bank will come through the recession with fewer loan losses than rivals.


Leaders preview: Hear and be heard


A sneak peek of a new podcast launching on American Banker later this summer as part of our Leaders Forum, where senior voices and innovators will share their leadership experiences and perspectives on business-critical topics. Arizent CEO Gemma Postlethwaite talks with Ernie Johannson, BMO’s Group Head of North American Personal and Business Banking, about leadership during the Covid-19 crisis, organizational agility and lessons in discernment.